If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen that I am doing a lot of crocheting lately. I am always talking about building up a good stash of crocheted goods so that I will be ready when the next craft fair comes along. But then I never do it and craft sales come and go and I never sell anything. But next craft fair I am determined to be ready! In the past week I have crocheted 5 infant hats and one toddler hat. I am half way through the second toddler hat now.
With a week’s worth of non-stop crocheting I have developed a couple of my own patterns which I am excited to share with you in the future. But for today I want to share just the basic crochet hat. The foundation to whatever your mind can imagine. It is simple and can be adapted to whatever type of hat you want.
Now, I have shared a pattern here before. I under
stand that I am horrible with wording my patterns. So, at the bottom of this post there will be a short video for those of you who can’t make sense of my pattern…which might be all of you. I promise, I will practice until I am better at wording patterns!
Basic Crochet Infant Hat
Needle: size G
Abbreviations: dc- double crochet; slst- slip stitch
Start with magic ring, or form ring by chaining 3 and slip stitch through first chain forming a ring.
Round 1: Chain 3. 11 dc in the ring. Slst in the top stitch of the chain three to join.
Round 2: Chain 3. Dc in the same stitch as chain 3. 2 dc in each dc around. Slst in the top of the chain three to join.
Round 3: Chain 3. Dc in the same stitch as chain 3. *1 dc in the next two stitches, 2 dc in the next stitch* around. Slst in the top stitch of the chain three to join.
Round 4: Chain 3. Dc in the same stitch as chain 3. *1 dc in the next three stitches, 2 dc in the next stitch* around. Slst in the top stitch of the chain three to join.
Round 5: Chain 3. 1 dc in each stitch around. Slst in the top stitch of the chain three to join.
Round 6-10: repeat round 5.
*You can do fewer or more rounds depending on how long you want the hat to go.
*To make this a toddler hat, do another round of increasing. Round 5 would be Chain 3. Dc in the same same stich as chain 3. *1 dc in the next 4 stitches, 2 dc in the next stitch* around. Then proceed to the next round which would be 1 dc in each stitch.
*To make the hat bigger just do another round of increasing until it is the size you want.
Here is part 1 of 4 for basic instructions on how to make this hat. If you click this video it should direct you to my channel where you will find the rest of the videos. Sorry for poor sound quality…I am learning.